Thursday, January 29, 2009

Author: Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran

Join us as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College co-presents with

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Azar Nafisi
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
University of Miami Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country’s political revolution. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I’ve Been Silent About (Random House, $27) is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, which turned Nafisi’s beloved Iran into a religious dictatorship. Writing of her mother’s historic term in Parliament, even while her father, once mayor of Tehran, was in jail, Nafisi explores the remarkable “coffee hours” her mother presided over, where at first women came together to gossip, to tell fortunes, and to give silent acknowledgment of things never spoken about, and which then evolved into gatherings where men and women would meet to openly discuss the unfolding revolution. This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a new triumph from an author who is a modern master of the memoir.

FREE TICKETS are required for this event and are available at all Books & Books locations.

Presented in collaboration with Books & Books, the University of Miami, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

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